Amicus Curiae to meet state units over implementation of Lodha reforms

The meeting will be attended by three members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Some of the state unit officials admitted that during the ‘personal meetings’ with the amicus, they have explained to him how the CoA has framed the state association constitution as a ‘mirror image’ of the BCCI constitution.   -  Getty Images

Representatives of various state cricket associations on Wednesday will meet senior advocate P.S. Narasimha, the amicus curiae, appointed by the Supreme Court to discuss the implementation of the Lodha recommendations.

The meeting will be attended by three members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). Over the last one month, the amicus curiae, who has been assisting the Supreme Court in the BCCI case, met the representatives of the state associations individually and heard their problems.

“We are expecting that the amicus will inform us what are the proposals that can be accepted by the Supreme Court. We have quite a few objections and hopefully, we will get a better idea in the meeting,” one of the state unit officials told Sportstar.

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Some of the state unit officials also admitted that during the ‘personal meetings’ with the amicus, they have explained to him how the CoA has framed the state association constitution as a ‘mirror image’ of the BCCI constitution.

“To run cricketing activities at a local level, it is important to have various committees. But the Lodha recommendations don’t encourage having committees. These are the few things we need to discuss,” the state association official said.

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CEO appointment

One of the recommendations is the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer. “The recommendation says that the CEO must have worked in a company with an Rs. 100 crore turnover. But it is practically impossible for a state body to hire someone so expensive. We have explained everything to the amicus and we are hopeful that he will consider our point,” the official said.

The amicus curiae has already met the members of the CoA and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, informing them about the challenges faced by the state bodies. This meeting is crucial because amicus curiae's recommendations could play an important role when the apex court hears the case on April 25.